What action should the technician instruct the patient to take if any electrodes become loose during at-home use of an ambulatory monitor?
Apply surgical ... [Show More] tape to the electrodes to keep them in place
Which leads record activity of the inferior wall of the left ventricle?
Leads III and AVF
What rhythm is characterized by absent P waves, wide QRS complexes, and a ventricular rate between 20-40/mins?
What leads record electrical activity of the lateral wall of the left ventricle?
Leads I, V6, AVL, and V5
In which locations should the EKG technician place the electrodes for a 3-lead ambulatory monitor?
on the right shoulder, the left shoulder, and the left abdomen
An EKG technician is performing a stress test for a patient. What changes indicate that the patient is beginning to show signs of myocardial ischemia?
Depressed ST segment
What leads are bipolar?
Leads I, II, and III
What is the expected reference range for respiratory rate of a newborn patient?
An EKG technician is providing instructions for a patient who is scheduled for an exercise stress test. What instructions should technician include?
"You should avoid wearing shoes with high heels for this test."
An EKG technician is preparing a patient for an exercise stress test. What statement should the technician make before this test?
"This procedure requires informed consent."
What is the final step when applying a Holter monitor?
Document the procedure in the patient's health record
An EKG technician prior to an exercise stress test. What statement by the patient indicates an understanding of the preparation?
"I can smoke the night before the exam."
A patient has a prescription to wear a Holter monitor for 24 hrs. What statement made by the patient indicates an understanding of home care instructions?
"I should record spontaneous symptoms unrelated to an activity."
After turning on the AED and attaching the AED to the patient, what should be done next?
Stand clear from the patient and allow the AED to analyze
In a healthy adult patient, what is the expected shape and direction of the P wave in lead II?
rounded and upright
What statement should an EKG technician include when preparing a patient for an upcoming exercise stress test?
"Refrain from caffeine, smoking, or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to the test."
What lead is created between the left arm and left leg?
What speed setting should the technician use for a standard 12-lead EKG for a patient experiencing an accelerated junctional rhythm?
(a patient experiencing accelerated junctional rhythm has a heart rate of 60-100 min)
An EKG technician is called to the emergency department to perform a standard 12-Lead EKG on a patient. When the technician arrives, the patient is attached to a 5-lead monitor. What action should the technician take?
Remove the electrodes for the 5-lead monitor before attaching the electrodes for the 12-lead EKG
The sinus arrest is considered a medical emergency when the arrest reaches what duration?
What is the best method for an EKG technician to use when removing hair from electrode placement?
What electrode is placed to the right of the patients sternum at the fourth intercostal space?
What three leads are placed at the same horizontal level?
Leads V4, V5, and V6
An interrupted baseline is most likely cased by______
How should electrodes be explained to a pediatric patient?
How should a patient be prepared for a scheduled 12- lead EKG?
Use an alcohol pad to cleanse the electrode placement sites
Why should a patient wear loose-fitting clothes while waring a Holter monitor?
To reduce artifacts on the tracing
What action should be taken when performing an EKG for a patient that doesn't speak the same language as the technician?
Having a bilingual staff member translate
What wave represents atrial depolarization?
What wave represents ventricular repolarization?
What complex is the result of ventricular depolarization?
Where is the lead MCL2 located?
fourth intercoastal space to the left of the patient's sternum
What lead groups represent Einthoven's Triangle?
Leads I, II, and III [Show Less]